Published on June 1st, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
International Engine of the Year: Audi 2.5 TFSI Is best in Class
The Audi 2.5 TFSI engine has won the “International Engine of the Year” award. This is the seventh consecutive year that Audi has won the coveted award in the 2-liter to 2.5-liter category.
Dr. Stefan Knirsch, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development at AUDI AG said, “In the Audi RS Q3 performance, the 2.5 TFSI puts on an impressive show with its tremendous pulling power, enhanced revving ability and characteristic sound. To get us fit for the future, we will be equipping the new (upcoming) Audi TT RS with a newly developed five-cylinder engine made of aluminium.”
The judges who voted for the Audi engine are all agreed: “There are only a few engines around with such a strong character, but this five-cylinder power unit brings back memories of the unique sound of the Group B rally engine from the 1980s. The 2.5 TFSI from Audi is not just impressive in terms of its superb performance, it also has a high recognition factor. Through this five-cylinder engine, Audi is allowing the 1980s dream to live on.”
The 2.5 TFSI engine is set to be the centerpiece of the RS Q3 and RS 3 Sportback in addition to the RS Q3 performance. For the new RS performance model, Audi has increased the output of the 2.5 TFSI engine once again: A further enhanced main radiator and an optimized fuel pump have provided an extra 27 hp of power, whilst peak torque has increased from 450 to 465 Nm.
As a result, the top model in the compact high-performance SUV segment can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds – 0.4 seconds faster than the RS Q3. Standard top speed is 270 km/h.